The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 26 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 67 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.16% 5.63% 6.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.46% 5.94% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 31
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£388 £388 £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £680 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+68.10% +5.45%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1501 1212 979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.29% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 698 455
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 26
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 38 (36.54%) Finance
2 21 (20.19%) Migration
3 20 (19.23%) Data Centre
4 19 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (17.31%) Windows
6 16 (15.38%) Informatica
7 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
8 12 (11.54%) Banking
9 11 (10.58%) Data Quality
9 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.58%) Law
9 11 (10.58%) UNIX
10 10 (9.62%) PowerCenter
10 10 (9.62%) PowerShell
11 9 (8.65%) Data Management
11 9 (8.65%) User Experience
11 9 (8.65%) Master Data Management
12 8 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
12 8 (7.69%) VMware
12 8 (7.69%) ITIL
12 8 (7.69%) Cisco
13 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
13 7 (6.73%) Veritas
13 7 (6.73%) Axure RP
14 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 6 (5.77%) Veritas File System
14 6 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) PowerExchange
3 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) JBoss
4 2 (1.92%) Apache
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.96%) SAS
5 1 (0.96%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Photoshop
1 6 (5.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.96%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.96%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.96%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) SAP SD
1 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Force.com
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.81%) SAN
2 5 (4.81%) Firewall
3 3 (2.88%) DNS
3 3 (2.88%) DHCP
4 2 (1.92%) LDAP
4 2 (1.92%) NAS
5 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
5 1 (0.96%) Network Security
5 1 (0.96%) OSPF
5 1 (0.96%) BGP
5 1 (0.96%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.96%) ATM
5 1 (0.96%) ISDN
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.96%) HTTP
5 1 (0.96%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.62%) PowerCenter
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.96%) Kalido
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.96%) MSI
2 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.96%) Selenium
2 1 (0.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 38 (36.54%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Banking
3 11 (10.58%) Law
4 6 (5.77%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.85%) Retail
6 2 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Web Services
2 2 (1.92%) HTML
2 2 (1.92%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.96%) CSS
3 1 (0.96%) Middleware
3 1 (0.96%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.96%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.65%) User Experience
3 6 (5.77%) Clustering
4 5 (4.81%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.85%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) PKI
7 1 (0.96%) Animation
7 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.96%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 11 (10.58%) UNIX
3 6 (5.77%) Solaris
3 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.81%) Linux
5 4 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.96%) zOS
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Migration
2 19 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (8.65%) Data Management
4 9 (8.65%) Master Data Management
5 8 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (7.69%) ITIL
6 4 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (3.85%) Document Management
6 4 (3.85%) Password Management
7 3 (2.88%) SIEM
7 3 (2.88%) CRM
7 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.88%) Change Management
8 2 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.92%) Project Management
8 2 (1.92%) Security Architecture
8 2 (1.92%) Use Case
8 2 (1.92%) Asset Management
9 1 (0.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.81%) VB
3 2 (1.92%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) VBScript
4 1 (0.96%) SQL
4 1 (0.96%) REXX
4 1 (0.96%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.92%) A+ Certification
2 2 (1.92%) MCSE
2 2 (1.92%) CCIE
2 2 (1.92%) CISSP
2 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) HND
3 1 (0.96%) CCNP
3 1 (0.96%) CCNA
3 1 (0.96%) CISA
3 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (5.77%) Veritas File System
2 6 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (2.88%) vSphere
3 3 (2.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) XenApp
5 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.96%) RACF
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) vCloud
5 1 (0.96%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) SCOM
2 1 (0.96%) Control-M
2 1 (0.96%) MIIS
2 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) Informatica
2 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.69%) Cisco
3 8 (7.69%) VMware
4 7 (6.73%) Veritas
5 6 (5.77%) HP
6 5 (4.81%) Oracle
6 5 (4.81%) SAP
7 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.92%) Dell
8 2 (1.92%) EMC
8 2 (1.92%) Citrix
9 1 (0.96%) BMC
9 1 (0.96%) CommVault
9 1 (0.96%) IBM
9 1 (0.96%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (0.96%) Lotus
9 1 (0.96%) Teradata
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